Become an Emergency Social Services Volunteer

ESS Volunteer Recruitment Poster

The Municipality of Jasper is seeking Emergency Social Services (ESS) volunteers who: 

  • Have concern for people affected by disaster and want to help (experience or training in social services is an asset);
  • Have the flexibility to respond with limited notice;
  • Enjoy working as part of a team; and
  • Can multi-task in an environment that has the potential to be stressful.

There are two types of volunteer opportunities: As an Ongoing Volunteer, you will participate in training and volunteer engagement outside of an incident and be assigned an ESS role in an emergency. You are required to complete the ESS application in full.ESS Ongoing Volunteer Application Package

An Incident Volunteer  is not required to participate in training sessions, and would be called in to assist with the ESS response in case of emergency. You are not required to complete the ESS application in full. Just add your name and contact information here. 

What are some rewards for ESS Volunteer Network members?

Making a Difference: You are part of a local volunteer group that assures the essential needs of people affected by an emergency are met (shelter, food, emotional support).

Training: A combination of on-line and in-person training is provided to ESS volunteers, based on their
function within the ESS team.

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in being an Ongoing ESS Volunteer, please complete the Emergency Social Services Volunteer Network Application package . (If you download the document, it becomes a writable PDF that can be completed digitally.)

Click here  to add your name and contact information to the Incident Volunteer list.

You can return the completed package:

  • In person, to Community and Family Services - downtown at 627 Patricia Street.
  • By email: to Leanne Pelletier lpelletier@town.jasper.ab.ca 
  • By mail: to P.O. Box 1090, Jasper, Alberta, T0E 1E0
  • By fax: to 780-852-2147

Thank you for your interest in this unique and rewarding volunteer opportunity in Jasper.